On the night of September 25, Russia attacked Ukraine with missiles and drones. The occupiers fired all air targets at the Odesa region: our fighters destroyed 11 out of 12 Kalibr and all 19 Shaheds. A video of the downing of enemy targets was published by the Air Force of Ukraine. However, two Onyx missiles could not be shot down

This is stated in the story of TSN correspondent Olena Chernyaeva.

Massive missile attack on Odesa region: what is known

The Russians used a combined strike against Odesa - first drones flew, then Kalibr missiles flew along a complex trajectory, as if passing by the region, and then they were also turned to Odesa.

"Usually, we shoot down missiles that come from the sea, using such terrorist tactics, the enemy purposefully tried to inflict maximum damage, even with the effective work of the air defense forces, and it was really effective," said Natalia Humeniuk, spokeswoman for the Southern Defense Forces.

Destroyed building, which was the hallmark of Odesa / photo, social networks

Thanks to air defense, most of the enemy shells were shot down, but the anti-ship Onyx still hit. A granary, a seaport, a hotel, ships, and many buildings in the port area were damaged. One woman was injured by glass fragments. Residents of the city center suffered the most horror.

"I was born in this place, I'm sorry that this happens, but these are the realities of this day - we will rebuild, it will be better," says a resident of Odessa.

What is known about the consequences of the missile attack on Odesa

The main part of the powerful blow fell on the seaport and a multi-storey hotel nearby. Probably, everyone who has ever visited peaceful Odesa has a photo against the background of this hotel. For many years, no one lived in it, so there were no casualties, but the building, which became part of the landscape of the most popular tourist route in the center of Odesa, was destroyed. The building of the seaport was also completely destroyed. After an enemy missile hit, a fire broke out there.

A carrot shop in Odesa after the Russian attack. Photo: Southern Defense Forces

"Tonight was a difficult night for Odesa rescuers, we had to work at different addresses. These were warehouses, dry vegetation on an area of 700 square meters, but still the main forces and means were involved in the hotel of the passenger terminal, where the 20-storey building was completely damaged," said Maryna Martynenko, spokeswoman for the State Emergency Service of Ukraine in the Odesa region.

A carrot shop in Odesa after the Russian attack. Photo: Southern Defense Forces

After clearing the rubble at the granary in the port, rescuers found the bodies of two dead men. Both worked for a private enterprise and stopped communicating after the attack. The blast wave from the strikes on the port and the morvozapl reached Primorsky Boulevard. Historical buildings under the protection of UNESCO have been damaged here. As a result of the attack, more than 1 thousand consumers were left without electricity. And two thousand people in the suburbs are without gas, specialists work there.

Carrot hall in Odesa after the Russian attack / Photo: Main Directorate of the State Emergency Service in Odesa Oblast/facebook

▶ On the TSN YouTube channel, you can watch the video at this link: ⚡❗ It was not possible to shoot down the "Onyxes"! Odesa is recovering from a massive attack!

Background: The Ministry of Defence of Ukraine believes that the attack on the passenger terminal in Odesa is a "pathetic attempt to retaliate" for the attack on the headquarters of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation in Sevastopol.